The weekend is approaching, and with it the collision of two winners, Kalemegdan and Canadian. It is the person who changed the face of electronic music in the world and enthroned techno as it’s leading genre. In the Passage under the Military Museum, this weekend, we will have the opportunity to hear Richie Hawtin.
Richie Hawtin is a key figure in contemporary electronic music, a true innovator and the founder of one of the central techno labels Minus which will be presented in Belgrade on Friday, September 4th, in the peak of it’s 17 year old existence. Last year Hawtin renewed his famous alter-ego Plastikman, and released a new album “EX”, which is his first release since 2003. This, according to many a masterpiece of electronic music was recorded during a live performance of Ricci in 2013 at New York’s Guggenheim Museum.
He is directly responsible for the creation of a program called “Traktor Scratch”, software designed to playback and DJ music in digital format. He is also a pioneer in the creation of controllers, devices to assist in the production and live performance. Although a Canadian, born in England, his name is strongly linked to Detroit and the local scene, where he shaped the contemporary electronic music sound as a part of the second wave of Detroit techno. The Ricci album “Decks, EFX & 909” from 1999, is one of the most influential in music history. This year the global “Minus” tour will be visiting the world’s biggest cities, and this summer Ibiza will once again host his impressive “Enter” parties where will perform the world’s most wanted names of today.